Overview
Oceanography / Limnology
Numerical Modeling
Visualization and Animation
Specialized Sampling Tools
Acid Rock Drainage
Database/Software Development

The use of three-dimensional perspective renderings has become a valuable tool in the presentation of environmental processes and concepts. Animated sequences of rendered imagery provide dramatic, scientifically precise "fly-over" simulations that capture the public's attention while providing a visual aid to scientists attempting to understand or describe complex issues.

Lorax has extensive expertise in the area of two and three-dimensional visualization of numerical model output as well as photo-realistic video production of actual and simulated environmental processes. In mining, three-dimensional photorealistic renderings of mine site landscapes are achieved by combining elevation data with two-dimensional texture images.



Video production of computer generated renderings is based on Maya - a 3D computer software package that includes the following capabilities:

  • Modelling
  • Animation
  • Texturing
  • Dynamics
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

Lorax Environmental Services has produced several photo-realistic animations for the mining industry, and oil and gas industry including:

  • Mine closure and reclamation
  • Deep sea mine tailings placement
  • Ore and Mineral outcroppings from block models
  • Process Animations
  • Plume Dispersion Animations
  • Spill Response Animations